Free online ADHD CME
For healthcare providers
90% of ADHD Adults are undiagnosed and untreated.
Underlying ADHD may comprise 15% of office visits.
Help patients the way you do with anxiety, depression.
All materials are online, for your convenience.
Taught by ADHD Experts from APSARD.
Stephen V. Faraone, PhD, Program Director
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Introductions to Adult ADHD – 6.0 credit hours total
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In this twenty-five minute course, Lenard Adler, MD, covers the broad steps for diagnosis of ADHD and the in-office use of two highly reliable patient self-report surveys: the ASRS V1.1 6-Question ADHD Screener, and the 18 Point ADHD Symptom Checklist. The Screener can be completed by the patient and serve as a prompt for a fuller ADHD diagnosis. The 18 Point Checklist can be used with the patient initially to record the presence of the 18 core symptoms of ADHD, and then progressively through treatment to gauge symptom remission with a multi-modal treatment approach.
In this first of a two-part series on Diagnosing and Optimizing Treatment for ADHD, primary care clinicians will learn how to make a complete ADHD diagnosis, and how to schedule and monitor the prescription of medications for ADHD symptom relief. Presented by a family physician who diagnoses and treats ADHD full-time, learners will walk away with a confidence in handling ADHD.
In this second of a two-part series on Diagnosing and Optimizing Treatment for ADHD, primary care clinicians will learn to choose and dose ADHD medications appropriately for symptom improvement, determine improvement levels through Measurement-Based Care, recognize side effects that would warrant medication change or adjustment, and refer patients appropriately for psycho-social support. Presented by a family physician who diagnoses and treats ADHD full-time.
This 90 minute presentation with Anthony Rostain, MD provides a thorough review of medications available for ADHD treatment, and protocols for managing medication adherence and safe use. Viewers will understand the vital role primary care physicians play in the treatment of ADHD.
This 56 minute presentation with Anthony Rostain, MD answers questions regarding the safety of stimulant medications for use in ADHD patients. Viewers become familiar with the extensive research showing the overall safety and efficacy of stimulant medications, and the “at risk” factors which warrant a PCP’s attention and follow-through.
In this one-hour session, Anthony L. Rostain, MD MA reviews the numerous medical conditions which are most commonly present with adult ADHD and can in fact be triggers for diagnosing ADHD – smoking, eating disorders, substance abuse, and others. Dr. Rostain reviews the list of ADHD medications and their appropriate use with comorbid conditions, as well as discussing ADHD and pregnancy, ADHD and lifestyle management, and side effects of ADHD medications.
Brendan, Montano, MD, Primary Care Doc,
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Advanced Topics in Adult ADHD – 6.5 credit hours total
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In this first of a two part series on ADHD and Women, Ellen Littman, PhD describes the significant difference in symptoms of ADHD in women vs men. Because diagnostic criteria for ADHD were developed in the early 1900’s based upon the symptoms of hyperactive boys, many young females and even older women have been missed in diagnosis. We now know what to look for in women with ADHD, and Part 1 provides that clarity for screening and diagnosis.
In this second of a two part series on ADHD and Women, Ellen Littman, PhD discusses the unique situations of ADHD women with high IQ’s and those with hyperactive/impulsive presentation. The majority of the session focuses on the variety of successful therapeutic options for all women with ADHD.
This 80 minute presentation with Mary Solanto, PhD describes the benefits and efficacy of the non-pharmacologic treatment of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which assists patients with core deficits in executive functioning. The primary care practitioner who refers out to a trained therapist benefits his/her patients greatly.
This 30 minute presentation with Lenard Adler, MD clarifies how the primary care practitioner can identify Executive Function Deficits in ADHD patients which are separate from symptoms of ADHD. Both the symptoms and deficits can be ameliorated with effective and very different kinds of therapy.
ADHD is often comorbid with one or a cluster of other psychological disorders. In this one hour CME session, primary care professionals will learn the list of psychological disorders that frequently occur with ADHD, the order of treatment of co-occurring conditions, and the available medications for multiple conditions, and side effects which need to be balanced in dosing and polypharmacy.
This 27 minute presentation with Lenard Adler, MD explains the components of a complete diagnosis of ADHD in adults and how to distinguish the symptoms of ADHD from frequently comorbid executive function deficits.
More ADHD CME to come.
We are currently producing even more ADHD CME online sessions for release in 2016.
About ADHD CME
Evidence-based, fair and balanced, non-commercial, in accordance with standards from the ACCME.
Faculty provided by APSARD
CME Accredited by NACE
CME produced by InQuill